[LINK] ASUS Eee PC, $499 in Myer for Christmas

Glen Turner gdt at gdt.id.au
Fri Nov 23 10:12:25 AEDT 2007

> I've been following this with some interest. Can anyone think of a
> reason, besides good old-fashioned price gouging, why a box that's
> selling for ~A$230 in the US is selling for A$500 here?

Even the price in the US is a bit stiff.  The Eee PC has been a lot
more successful than Asus imagined and so the price has been maintained
rather than fallen.  At the moment Asus are making proportionally more
money of a Eee PC sale then off their standard laptops.

By choosing Myer as the introductory reseller I think you can guess
that they intend to exploit the currently unique nature of the machine
and maximise sale price.

Since the box doesn't really run Windows Xp (it can, but it's a dog)
the Eee PC answers a lot of questions about the acceptability of
desktop Linux.

 Glen Turner  <http://www.gdt.id.au/>
 Tel: 0416 295 857 or +61 416 295 857

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